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2012 wheat harvest.

Discussion in 'Okie Memorial Area' started by okie, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. okie

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    Has the wheat harvest begun in your area? We should be winding down here in Oklahoma, I'm not sure how everything went, one farmer got 30-40 bushels per acre, if that's dry land that's not to bad, if it's irrigated it's pretty crappy. Over all I think this years harvest is looking a lot better than last year, which will make the farmers happy as hell:thumbsup:
     
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  2. elsolo

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    I remember when I first started working in big commercial bakeries fixing their equipment, the price of flour tripled in my first month on the job. Glad to hear wheat is more affordable this year.
     


  3. blackjack

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    Okie, I travelled to my farm near Ellsworth KS over Memorial Day weekend. In normal years, it is typically being cut right about now. This year, however, I saw one farmer beginning to cut his place just outside of town. I also observed multiple combine operations going full tilt throughout southern KS along I-35 and I-135. When I got out to my place, I was amazed at how ripe it was and estimated it probably would be ready to cut within 10 days or less. I haven't checked with my farmer but unless some weather held them up, I bet most of the places around there have already been cut. It also looked like the yield would be pretty good.
     
  4. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    I hope you get a good yield my friend:thumbsup:
     
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  5. Magnus2131

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    I've seen some cutting going on here in Ellis county Okie. Love seeing them purdy fields.
     
  6. Tow/Repo

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    I'm two counties north of you. I would guess we're {farmers} about 65%done with wheat harvest.
     
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  7. Harvest in central ks was better then expected for the drought. Seen pictures of harvest in western ks, looks horrible out there.
     
  8. vart

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    Bad, bad Spring; some farmers still haven't been able to plant due to the soil being too wet...

    In Idaho, not here...
     
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  9. okie

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    I'm happy for the central KS folk, it sucks for the Western KS folk:sadangel:
     
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  10. okie

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    Oh damn, that sucks bad, Travis:alex:
     
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  11. Inyo Tim

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    I remember my summers on wheat harvest as a teen. Driving a grain truck paid $10 a day and running a combine earned you $12. Some of those days were 16+ hours. The ability to function on little sleep served me well later in the service.
     
  12. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    My brother did that for a couple summers:supergrin:
     
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  13. GreenDrake

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    Been a great year this year in the Central Washington area.
     
  14. blackjack

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    I got my statement from the co-op yesterday. Yielded 30.5 bushels/acre, right around what it usually gets - I was kind of hoping for a little better but I'm not disappointed. The first load went to the elevator on 5/28, two days after I was up there and about 2-3 weeks earlier than usual.
     
  15. Rancher

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    When I was a kid I remember the beautiful golden wheat and harvest time. Now it is this genetically modifed brown stuff that is half the height of what it once was. My family still farms about 7K acres in NE Oklahoma and SE Kansas.

    The equipment now used to beyond cool as it is so efficient. Tractors with GPS systems for planting. No more un-even rows, they almost drive themself except for the turn at the end of the row. On board computers used to track each acre of each field to determine exactly how many busshels each acre yields.

    I'm really hoping for a bumper corn harvest. It may get feed prices down for us ranchers but we have learned once things go up seldom do they go back down.

    I miss the old days! I don't miss the work of harvest, it was rewarding but long, hot, and stressful. Not so much for me as a kid but it rubbed off from the family. However once it was in the sigh of relief was an awesome feeling.

    Rancher
     
  16. okie

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    Damn, we had 960 acres and I thought we had a big farm. Guess not:embarassed::rofl:
     
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  17. tmerritt530

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    My uncles' wheat yielded quite well this year in sumner co.

    Several fields were high 50 Bu. per acre and test weights were 63's

    Had me running it to the co-op in town much more often.
     
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  18. okie

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    That's not too bad at all my friend:supergrin:
     
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  19. okie

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    Is that dry land or irrigated? If that dry land that's an awesome yield:thumbsup:
     
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